Category Archives: Van Nuys Neighborhood Council Planning Summit

Video of VNNC 1st Inaugural Planning Summit

Last March, the Van Nuys Neighborhood Council hosted the first inaugural planning summit for Van Nuys featuring VNNC board members, Recode LA for Van Nuys, Office of Historic Resources, Survey LA, Quimby Funds, the Great Streets Initiative, Valley Relics, the History of Fernandeño Tataviam Band of Mission Indians, local residents, LA Planning policies, Mobility Plan 2035, San Fernando Valley East Transit Corridor, Water LA, FormLA, Theodore Payne Society, Transit Coalition, Plan for a Healthy LA, Development and design for Van Nuys and LADWP solar programs.

We hope this event will help the community to let them know the upcoming transition for Van Nuys into the next Millennium and encourage community participation and engagement toward the future of Van Nuys. Enjoy!

Using Complete Streets best practices on Van Nuys Blvd can lead to economic gains

Last month, Smart Growth America released study findings of economic benefits to communities that develop Complete Streets. Listen to the findings and learn the case studies here as Van Nuys Neighborhood Council helps shape City of Los Angeles’ Complete Streets plans along Van Nuys Blvd.

The VNNC needs YOU to join local academics, budget advocates, Van Nuys small businesses, historic preservationists, ecological conservationists and community-centric land-use advocates to help shape Van Nuys Blvd into a complete street.  California’s climate laws and innovative local leadership offer us a once in a lifetime opportunity to create a strong community designed for climate and economic resiliency.

ABOUT THE VAN NUYS NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL SUSTAINABLE PLANNING INITIATIVE

In March, the Van Nuys Neighborhood Council hosted its first sustainable planning summit to inform the community about City of Los Angeles initiatives and local quality of life advocacy driven by California’s climate laws. This post continues dialog that began at the summit.

Van Nuys Neighborhood Council votes unanimously for strict Citywide greenhouse gas emission reduction targets

A journal of Science study published Thursday reports if climate change continues rapidly, one in six species could face extinction. And in a timely Earth Day vote at last week’s Special Meeting, Van Nuys Neighborhood Council voted unanimously to support Councilmember Paul Koretz’s motion to implement a Los Angeles citywide greenhouse gas emission reduction target of 80 percent below 1990 levels by 2050. We’re committed to work toward a climate resilient solution including protecting local Valley resources at the Sepulveda Basin and recharging the San Fernando Valley aquifer.

Add your voice to the solution by participating at our monthly general meetings the second Wednesday of each month in the conference room of the Marvin Braude Constituent Service Center at 6262 Van Nuys Blvd in Van Nuys. And bring your ideas to VNNC committees.  Several projects are starting up in Van Nuys that you can contribute to if greenhouse gas emission reduction matters to you.